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Tickets for Wrexham’s 2013 Rugby League World Cup matches will go on general sale on Friday!

Tickets for the 28-game tournament go on general sale on Friday October 26 – exactly one year from the opening ceremony and double-header at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. Tickets will be available from www.rlwc2013.com.

This will include tickets for two major games in Wrexham. Wrexham FC’s, now Glyndwr’s, famous Racecourse Ground will host Wales Group D match against USA on Saturday November 3rd 2013.

Wrexham will also host the mouth watering quarter final match between the winners of Group A and Group D on Saturday November 16th 2013.

RLWC2013 General Manager Sally Bolton said “Following the success of the London Olympics and Paralympics, we anticipate high demand for our showpiece events such as the opening ceremony, semi-finals and the Rugby World Cup Final itself.

“We would genuinely urge people to buy their tickets early. We’re offering exceptional value, with 55% of tickets priced £20 or less, including group games and quarter-final tickets from just £10 (£5 for concessions). This will be a world class event – and an affordable one”

Cllr David Griffiths, Lead Member for Health said “I think everyone was over the moon when Wrexham won the right to host matches at the Rugby League World Cup 2013.

“To host two such prestigious matches is a real coup for the area and we hope people will turn out in their thousands to enjoy world class sport on their doorsteps.

“Crucially, tickets for the competition are very affordable and we’re expecting both games to sell-out. I’d urge people to snap up their tickets as soon as possible.”

People without internet access can phone the RLWC2013 Ticket Hotline on 0844 847 2013, however if that is the case we are unsure how you are reading this!

Trophy Comes To Town

The famous trophy will be at the library on the morning of Saturday 27th October, between 10.30am-12.30pm, ahead of Wales clash against England at the Racecourse in the afternoon (KO 2.30pm).

The trophy will stop off in Wrexham as part of a nationwide tour ahead of next year’s Rugby League World Cup. The famous Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium will host a group match between Wales and USA and a quarter final at the competition.

Fans will be able to have their photo taken with the World Cup trophy and meet stars from the Wales team.

The 61cm high, silver-plated trophy has a fascinating and illustrious past. It was commissioned by Paul Barrière, a former French Resistance fighter, for Rugby League’s inaugural 1954 World Cup and the trophy was presented to the winning nation at the next four tournaments before being stolen from Bradford’s Midland Hotel, six days before the 1970 final.